Public Expenditure: Equality

Treasury written question – answered on 28th November 2022.

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Photo of Apsana Begum Apsana Begum Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an equality impact assessment of the Autumn Statement 2022 on (a) women, (b) Black, Asian, and ethnic minority people and (c) disabled people.

Photo of John Glen John Glen The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

In developing proposals for fiscal events, such as the Autumn Statement on 17 November, the Treasury takes care to ensure compliance with legal requirements under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in the Equality Act 2010, to consider the impact of its decisions on those sharing protected characteristics.

This is in line with both our legal obligations to pay “due regard” to equality impacts; and with our strong commitment to promoting fairness.

In the interests of transparency, and going beyond legal requirements, HMRC publishes a summary of equality impacts for tax measures within the Tax Information and Impact Notes (TIINs) alongside the associated legislation.

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